Waste Collection & Recycling


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Garbage

The City of Wilkes-Barre provides waste collection for residents living in single-family homes, duplexes, or apartment buildings with less than 4 individual apartments. Garbage collection fees are charged via a  "pay-per-bag" usage system.


Recycling

The City of Wilkes-Barre provides co-mingled collection for residents living in single-family homes, duplexes, or apartment buildings with less than 4 individual apartments.Recycling is billed yearly, at $50.00 per unit.


Yard Waste

Yard Waste is collected curbside at no additional cost to residents. Each year, yard waste collection begins in late April and ends in late November/early December.


Special Collections

Special Collections are conducted as time and budget allows. Past special collections have included curbside white goods (large appliances) disposal  and tire recycling. Special collections will be advertised well in advance.